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China Human Rights

Learning to Remember

China Hands | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
China Hands

Yifu Dong reviews Louisa Lim's People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. If George Orwell were still alive, maybe he would have regretted n...

How Far Women in China Have Come -- And How Far They Still Have to Go

Lijia Zhang | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Lijia Zhang

My grandmother was a prostitute-turned concubine, my mother a frustrated factory worker, and myself a rocket-factory-girl-turned-international-writer. The stories of three generations of women in my family illustrate the changing role of women in contemporary Chinese society.

Chinese Police Crash Dissident Dinner Party

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police broke up a dinner party attended by activists in the eastern city of Hangzhou Tuesday night and detained a dozen peopl...

Chinese Netizens Speak Out For Arrested Rights Lawyer

China Digital Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

User Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on China’s Weibo “Sensitive words” are those terms which are liable to be blocked on the Chinese Inter...

If You Are Not Married By 25, You Are A 'Leftover Woman' In China

ChinaFile | Mei Fong, Leta Hong Fincher | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

A Q&A with Leta Hong Fincher, Author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China" MEI FONG, LETA HONG FINCHER 04.23.14 ...

How Europe Sacrificed the Right to Peaceful Protest for Good Relations With China

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Aaron Rhodes

These incidents are obviously not isolated, disconnected or random examples of police misconduct. They form a pattern of capitulation to demands that Chinese authorities be as free from confrontation about their human rights abuses when they travel abroad as they are at home.

Ai Weiwei's Evidence: Major Solo Exhibition in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The retrospective is titled Evidence and is seen as a political exhibition with works that comment on social and political issues in China.

Things Just Got Awkward Between The U.S. And China

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

A Chinese government report published on Friday accused the United States of “serious infringes on human rights.” Beijing's announcement is wi...

China and Tibet's Revolution in Exile

Thubten Samphel | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Thubten Samphel

By spurning the Dalai Lama, China is not just spurning the Tibetan people alone. China is spurning a composite, rejuvenated civilization and all the goodwill that goes with it.

China's Top Political Advisor Woos Spanish Senate to Ensure End of Tibet Lawsuit

Rebecca Novick | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

With its pursuit of the Tibet case, the Spanish courts had sent a strong message to those who oppress with impunity. But it is now looking like Spain may well be out of daring altogether.

Using the 'T' Word to Justify Human Rights Abuses

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

From China to Burma to Egypt, some governments invoke the "T" word to justify official conduct that runs afoul of international human rights law.

Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Charlie Smith

Using technology to provide unfettered access to news in China is not just an opportunity but an obligation for any news organization that believes in freedom of speech.

Rice Accuses Russia, China Of Human Rights Abuses

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser, in a sweeping review of global human rights practices, singled out...

China, Democracy and Us

Shadi Bartsch | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Shadi Bartsch

The gulf between the Chinese view and the American view is not just a matter of modern political ideology. It has deep historical and cultural roots.

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Family Of Tibetan Self-Immolation Protestor Denies Chinese Allegations

AP | DIDI TANG and ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

GANNAN PREFECTURE, China -- GANNAN PREFECTURE, China (AP) — Soon after Sangay Gyatso lit himself on fire and burned to death in one of China's ethni...

China's Human Rights To Come Under UN Scrutiny

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA -- GENEVA (AP) — Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has...

We the People('s) Dictatorship? Constitutional Politics in the United States and China

Mark Jia | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Mark Jia

The rise and resonance of constitutional advocacy discourse in China is unambiguously positive. The first step towards giving legal life to the Chinese Constitution may be to embrace its political one.

Chinese Activist Arrested In Latest Crackdown On Dissent

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

An outspoken Chinese dissident has been arrested following a television interview in which he criticized the country's ruling Communist Party. Hu J...

Hillary's Play on Women, for Women Might Work

Alan Kelly | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Hillary Clinton will both shake the men of lesser world orders and inspire the women who dwell there. In that process, perhaps, they will be forced to reconcile their aggression abroad with their aggressions at home.

China Defends Human Rights Record After Criticism From U.S. Diplomat Uzra Zeya

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Beijing says the human rights situation in China is at a historic best, rejecting comments from a senior U.S. diplomat that the rights situ...

How Far Will China Rise?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Contradictions -- to use a classic Marxist word -- abound: a Communist Party leading a capitalist revolution with its own stability as a ruling elite dependent, above all, upon ever greater economic growth.

The Transparency Prism

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Pierre Guerlain

When a Chinese dissident breaks an illegitimate Chinese law the West applauds. When an American whistleblower reveals hidden crimes the accomplices of these crimes cry foul. Transparency in political matters is claimed only when the other has something to hide.

Elections, Reincarnation, and the Dalai Lama in Kentucky

John Wagner Givens | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

None of the possible shortcomings of the Dalai Lama as a democrat do anything to excuse the human rights abuses that have been and continue to be perpetrated by the PRC in Tibet.

China and India

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

China's economic success has led many to ignore its opaque foreign policy, but we would do well to remember how hard our ancestors have worked to endow us with a Constitutional government of checks and balances in which political leaders are required to explain their actions, and answer to the voters.